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  • Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of John George Haywood in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
Person Details
Newark
John George Haywood was born in 1883 at Newark and was the son of the late Thomas Haywood a boot maker and Mary Ann Haywood née Barlow of Newark. His father Thomas Haywood was born in 1838 at Newark and died in 1884 aged 66 yrs his death was recorded in the Southwell Registration area. His mother Mary Ann was born in 1836 at Bleasby, they were married in 1863 at Newark and went on to have the following children all of whom were born in Newark, Ellen b1867, Lizzie, Arthur b1871 b1873, Mary b1875 Henry b1876, Herbert b1878 and John b1883. In the 1911 census John George is living at 12 Wilson Street, Newark, he is shown as being 28 yrs single and an insurance agent, he is living with Sarah Dent 66 yrs a widow and boarding house keeper and her two daughters. John George married his wife Ellen Dent in 1913 at Newark they lived at 43 Milner Road, Newark they went on to have a son John born in 1916 in Newark. His probate proven on 1st March 1918 at London shows him as John George Haywood 47 Milner Street, Newark on Trent, died 4th December 1917 in France, his effects of £320 14shillings were left to Ellen Haywood widow (his wife)
Apprenticed to the joinery business with Mr G. Henderson, later he entered the office of Mumby & Sons, Ltd.. Following which he was Liberal agent for the Newark Division. He was an insurance agent with Prudential Assurance prior to enlistment
04 Dec 1917
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The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Private John George Haywood enlisted at Newark in May 1916 and initially served with the service number 15660 in the Army Cyclist Corps. He was serving with Number 3 Company 18th (Lancashire Hussars) Bn The King's (Liverpool Regiment) when he was killed in action, he was buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
He joined the North Midland Divisional cycle corps in May 1916, but transferred to the King’s (Liverpool) in November. Went out to France about a year ago and was wounded on April 9th. Treated in France, then Woolwich and Eastbourne. Rejoined his regiment at Pembroke and went overseas again in July. Detained at base owing to a sceptic hand, he had only been in the firing line nine weeks when killed in action. a.k.a. 'HAYWARD'. Article published 15th December 1917 in the Newark Herald :- Resided with wife and nine month old son at 47 Milner Street. Born at Sutton-on-Trent, but the greater part of his life was spent in Newark. Apprenticed to the joinery business with Mr G. Henderson, later he entered the office of Mumby & Sons, Ltd.. Following which he was Liberal agent for the Newark Division. At the time of his enlistment, May 1916, he was with the Prudential Assurance Co. He joined the North Midland Divisional cycle corps in May 1916, but transferred to the King’s (Liverpool) in November. Went out to France about a year ago and was wounded on April 9th. Treated in France, then Woolwich and Eastbourne. Rejoined his regiment at Pembroke and went overseas again in July. Detained at base owing to a sceptic hand, he had only been in the firing line nine weeks when killed in action. Was closely connected with Barnbygate Wesleyan Church and a member of the Young Men’s Bible Class.
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  • Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of John George Haywood in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
    John George Haywood - Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of John George Haywood in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
  • photo shows Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. 
Courtesy of CWGC
    Hooge Crater Cemetery - photo shows Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of CWGC